Intermittent Self Catheterization (ISC) involves regularly draining the urinary bladder with a disposable catheter.
The user soaks the catheter in water for about 30 seconds in its own package (Photo 3), then he connects the catheter to a urine bag (Photo 2). To avoid touching the catheter he opens the catheter package with his teeth on the other side as well and pulls back the package so that the catheter tip comes out. The catheter package serves as protection and he can insert the catheter without touching it (Photo 1).
Catheter model: LoFric from Wellspect Healthcare
Not having to touch the catheter improves hygiene during intermittent catheterization.
Astra Tech, www.wellspect-healthcare.com/ (catheter), last checked March 2017
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On Wellspect Healthcare’s webbsite you can download a form which helps to take along catheters in hand luggage when flying, www.lofric.se/~/media/M3%20Media/BU%20HealthCare/Urology/1200854%20Medicale%20Validation%20Certificate.ashx?filetype=.pdf (last checked November 2012)
This tip is from 2007